A macaron is a sweet, almond meringue-based cookie traditionally filled with buttercream, ganache or fruit curd. A bite through the crisp exterior shell yields to a moist, flavourful centre that simply melts in your mouth.
They’re often referred to as a French or Parisian macarons, as to avoid confusion with the similarly named coconut-based macaroon.
At Petits Macarons, we believe in using the finest ingredients for the simple reason that you can taste the difference!
The macarons are made with ground almonds, egg whites and sugar, making them naturally gluten-free. They are then filled with ganaches, buttercreams or curds, all of which are handcrafted in small batches using fresh, whole, seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Our Signature Collection features a series of luxurious flavours, such as Valrhona chocolate, whole vanilla bean, unsalted creamy butter, and premium espresso.
For a complete list of ingredients and nutritional information, please contact us.
Year round, we offer our Signature Collection, which includes these flavours:
We also regularly create new flavours for our special Seasonal Collection featured at some of our retailers. Over the last few years, we’ve featured these amazing flavours*:
*Available for customized orders only. Not available online.
Yes, macarons are gluten-free since they are made from ingredients that do not typically contain gluten. However, since we do bake many other items in our kitchen, including flour-based cakes and desserts, there could be traces of gluten in our product. We would advise caution to those who have a significant issue with eating gluten (i.e.: Celiac Disease).
Yes, while many of our macarons fillings contain dairy in the form of fresh butter or whole cream, there are a few flavours that are made (or can be made) without. The shells do not contain any dairy.
Contact us to place your custom order.
For maximum freshness and shelf life, we recommend you store your macarons in the freezer. They freeze beautifully and taste just as delicious once thawed. Macarons will remain fresh in the freezer for well up to 6 months in a well-sealed bag or container. They can also be stored in the refrigerator if you plan on enjoying them within a few days, preferably in a sealed container or bag.
To serve, allow at least 45 minutes for frozen macarons to fully defrost, and about 20 minutes for refrigerated macarons to warm up. We know it’s hard to wait, but trust us: it will be worth it! Macarons reach their optimum flavour and texture at room temperature.
There are many ways to get your Petits Macarons fix! We take orders online, by email, and by phone. Your macarons can be picked up locally or shipped to select locations. You can also visit any of our retail partners’ stores.
Of course! We've simplified things by offering pre-selected assortments but you are always welcome to customize your box by choosing any combination of flavours from our Signature Collection menu. Just leave us a note with your selections during checkout, or contact us beforehand to let us know.
If you wish to send a note with your order, please use the 'Note' section in the shopping cart, before you checkout. We'll gladly send it with your order.
If you wish to cancel your order, please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate your needs, however, such requests may not be possible due to the order processing schedule.
Yes, we will gladly pre-arrange a time when your order can be picked up. We are generally available Monday – Wednesday, 9am to 5pm, and our production kitchen is located at 1758 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario. Please note that this kitchen is not a store front and as a result, walk-up purchases cannot be accepted.
At this time, we only offer shipping via Canada Post to Ontario and Québec. However, we are working to expand our shipping options so please contact us if you are shipping outside of our area, we may be able to provide you with a quote. Due to the nature of our product, we do not ship to P.O. boxes.
We take extra care when packaging your order to ensure the quality and freshness of our product. Your box of frozen macarons will be carefully wrapped in insulating paper, packed inside a larger shipping box, and sent via Canada Post.
Orders are usually processed and shipped within 24 hours, Monday – Wednesday, and will typically arrive at your door within 2-3 days, depending on the shipping destination.
Because macarons are very delicate, some breakage of the macaron shell may occur while in transit. This does not affect the taste and quality of the macarons. If you have excessive damage, please contact us within 2 days of receiving it and we will make every effort to resolve the situation.
Orders cannot be picked up from our partner retailers. At this time, clients can pick up orders on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, at our kitchen located at 1758 Montreal Road, Ottawa, Ontario, or have them shipped to Ontario and Québec.
Yes, we offer several options for events and parties, such as macarons towers, macarons favours, and loose macarons to add to an existing display. And although it is not our focus, we have been known to occasionally prepare cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, and other desserts upon request from our clients.
Contact us for a complete list of our offerings.
Yes, any colour or flavour combination that falls outside of our Signature Collection would be considered a custom order. This includes the flavours from our Seasonal Collections, requests for special quantities, flavours, shapes and colours, themes, and packaging (towers, favours, etc.).
Custom orders can only be ordered by email or phone 613.889.4948 and are subject to a minimum of 70 macarons per customization.
Contact us for more info on custom orders.
We have an existing wholesale program in place with several retailers and would be happy to discuss with potential new clients. Please contact us for more information about our wholesale program.